Skip to main content


Okay, I need some guidance here. I found my way to the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) site this weekend and am seriously considering getting involved. The WCOFF 2007 will have over 70 leagues of 12 teams that will hold an in-person draft in Vegas (or Atlantic City or Orlando) and compete during weeks 1-11 for the title of World Champion and more than $200,000 in prizes [pic below from 2006 draft from WCOFF site]. If I'm reading everything correctly, anyone can sign up as long as they can come for the draft in September and plunk down approximately $1800. And I'm actually thinking about this - and if I do it, it will be with my husband as my co-manager. For those who don't know us, and even those that do, spending $1800+ is not a trivial thing since we're not exactly rolling around in a bathtub full of benjamins over here...but this is so tempting. I mean this would be priceless - such an experience. Just not sure I can justify doing this. If anyone out there has been involved in WCOFF in the past, I would love to hear your commentary - was it worth it? Are outsiders/first-timers welcomed? Any general advice? And for the rest of you, like my sister - am I insane for considering this?


FantasyMojo said…
There is no barrier to entry with WCOFF. I have been out to Vegas to do this 4 out of the 5 years they have held it. The level of fantasy football "geekness" is high. But if you like talking fantasy with beer-bellied men, then its for you.
Vegas in itself makes it worthwhile, and I never spend much more time with these guys than the draft.

Keep in mind that you're getting involved with fantasy sharks. It is an exhausting experience. You have to stay on top of every fantasy aspect. You will never experience an emptier free agent pool in your life. People

Know the scoring system; its a PPR league. Know the free agent pickup system ; blind bidding.

Bottom line is that you'll need some luck. Overall return on investment is questionable. In order to recover your initial layout, you'll have to place 2nd in your league at least.

But the guys who put it together are quality people, and there are lots of other ways to win cash other than your league itself.
They have highest scoring league prizes, overall point scoring prizes, and a couple of post season contest as well.

If you're thinking about it, I'd say go for it. But do it more for the experience of the event, not so much for making money on it. (Save that for local leagues where you can fleece the uneducated)

Popular posts from this blog

Back on the fantasy wagon

With my library conferences behind me (for a few weeks at least), I can now concentrate on fantasy football again. If you happen to be a librarian and are interested in how my co-presenter and I tied together fantasy football and information literacy, check out my co-presenter’s blog . Though I imagine most of you would much rather catch up on the following football news and thoughts for the week: I remain a bit dazed and confused by my certainty last summer that Cedric Benson was going to rock my RB2 world in 2007. Didn’t happen and now he’s moved onto ankle surgery, alleged intoxication and resisting arrest on boats. Awesome. You can practically taste Matt Forte’s value skyrocketing here. In fact, wondering about rookie RBs in general? Well then check out FF Xtreme’s The Day After: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs . I love reading articles or stats that challenge my preconceived notions – The Fifth Down’s Chad the Completion Percentage Machine does just that. No offense to thos

Streaming Defenses - Week 16

Don't know about you all, but in our house this week is just chock full of events, visiting with family, and getting organized for our upcoming time off over the holidays. Lots of scrambling going on around here and attempts to install some sense of gratitude in my boys. What am I grateful for this season? Many things but let's start with Bob. Bob has been my fantasy football rock, coming back week after week to post. Hats off to you, Bob, and thank you for your diligent work and research. So here he is with this year's final streaming defense post.  Well it’s the last week of the Fantasy Football Playoffs in most leagues, and my last post of the season. I hope you all found these posts useful. And if I failed you, you have to murder a lot more experts before you get to me. I myself have had a terrible playoff season. I’m out of all but one of my leagues due to the weird games the last two weeks. Between weather that didn’t materialize to normally consistent players co

Start/Sit Week 4 and a smattering of rankings

It's been awhile, my fantasy football friends. I have lofty intentions of getting several posts up here each week, but life is busy and I will do my best. So in the intervening 6 years since I've posted regularly on here, our family added another child (now there are 3!), moved back to Boulder for a sabbatical year and then returned to Knoxville, and we have basically been chugging along like many of the rest of you. My two boys (who turn 12 and 9 soon) are in a fantasy football league for the first time this year with their buddies, which ostensibly is the just the dads (and mom!) playing one another of course. But my oldest is taking it super seriously and what kind of Fantasy Football Librarian would I be if I didn't step up my game for him? So I'm back - and am interested in the fantasy landscape - lots of the same awesome sites out there, but many new ones as well. I'll try to incorporate a mix. Please be sure to let me know if my 2006 ways aren't working i